PETA Offers up to $5,000 Reward for Help in Nabbing Dog Shooter in Atlanta

Canine Shot Seven Times and Left to Die in a Dumpster

For Immediate Release:
April 2, 2014

David Perle 202-483-7382

Atlanta – A 3-year-old dog named Catie was shot seven times—shattering her spine and neck, leaving shrapnel in her heart, and damaging her lungs—and left in a dumpster in southwest Atlanta. Police found her on March 7. Veterinarians who examined her concluded that her injuries were too severe for her to survive, and she was euthanized. Because police still have yet to make any arrests in the case, PETA is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this violent crime.

Would you please consider sharing this information with your audience? It might be the only way to apprehend those responsible for this heinous act.

“Whoever is responsible for violently attacking Catie and leaving her in unimaginable pain must be found, for everyone’s sake,” says PETA Director Martin Mersereau. “People who hurt animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious risk to all animals—including humans—so PETA urges anyone with any information to come forward now, before Catie’s attacker claims another victim.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Atlanta Police Department Zone 1 Investigations at 404-546-5880.

For more information, please visit To view PETA’s anti-violence public service announcement featuring Inglourious Basterds star and Hostel director Eli Roth, please visit

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